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Old 08-10-2013, 03:04 PM
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AR10 - Buy or Build

This is in the early planning stages, however, have a desire to own an AR10! Something with long range capabilities. I know the AR10 comes in a variety of calibers, but mainly looking at .308. I thought of buying the parts here and there, but also considering the alternative to buy.

I am looking at the Rock River Arms, LAR8 - Varmint A4 w/26" barrel. Rock River Arms: LAR-8 Varmint A4

I would like the Operator CAR Stock and the Advanced Half Quad Handgaurd! I think for the money, this would be hard to beat! Anyone own or shoot one? Impressions or thoughts? Would the 6" of barrel be beneficial to the .308 than the 20"? I understand the gain in FPS. Primary use: paper, rocks, maybe some critters if laws ever permit it.
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Old 08-10-2013, 03:20 PM
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Re: AR10 - Buy or Build

It will always be cheaper to buy. But if you have specific needs that you can't find in a proprietary offering, then building is the best option.

Do some good research before you build or buy, because unlike the AR15 platform, the AR10 (really 308 AR platform) is not standard. Armalite AR10 platform is one type, DPMS 308AR is different as is RRA make/model. They all use different magazines and barrels. Some parts are interchangeable, but not all. So be sure whatever way you go that you get what you really want.

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Old 08-10-2013, 03:50 PM
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Re: AR10 - Buy or Build

Yea RRA has a disclaimer about being interchangeable!
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Old 08-10-2013, 06:24 PM
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Re: AR10 - Buy or Build

IMO lots of other quality .308's to choose from. If I were going to build a AR-10 I'd go .243 or 22-250.
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Old 08-19-2013, 02:50 PM
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Re: AR10 - Buy or Build

I like mine.
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Old 09-04-2013, 08:30 AM
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Re: AR10 - Buy or Build

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I like mine.
Nice, what are the specs on this rifle?
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Old 09-04-2013, 10:13 AM
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Re: AR10 - Buy or Build

I almost like it too! Looks like you forgot to make the scope match the rest of the weapon. Or I'd like it more!
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